Penton Media hopes to regain its foothold as a trade magazine publishing powerhouse. The business-to-business information provider produces more than 110 magazines and associated websites, and about 60 industry events. It covers nearly 20 markets, such as Commercial Aviation, Food, and Electronics, with titles including Air Transport World, Electronic Design, and Broadcast Engineering. Penton also provides custom media and marketing services and rich data products (how-to manuals, valuation guides, business lists, and technical information). The company was founded by John Penton in 1892. Today it is owned by private equity firm MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an affiliate of Wasserstein & Co.